The Cyber Gladiator

A 21-year-old prevents online frauds and data theft by providing cyber security solutions

A first-generation entrepreneur, 21-year-old Trishneet Arora, started his own company in 2012 when he was just 18. TAC Security Solutions, a cyber security company, protects companies and others from online and financial frauds, and data theft by providing IT security systems. It also helps police in cracking cyber crime cases. Based in Ludhiana, Arora has trained IPS officers, Crime Branch Cell officials, bank employees and IT experts.

Arora failed his Class VIII exams and completed Class X and XII through correspondence. When he was 11, his father—an accounts officer in a private firm—bought a computer for him. “When the computer crashed, I took it to a repair shop and watched how it was repaired. Slowly, I learnt the hardware part of it. After that I got interested in its networking part.”

For Arora, setting up his business was a challenging task. “My passion for achieving my goal in IT security motivated me as IT frauds were increasing by the day,” he says. “It was difficult to get my company registered with the Registrar of Companies as I had no idea about legal formalities. Once that happened, I got a client who asked us to do his web security.”

Arora’s clients include the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Punjab Police, Gujarat Police, Reliance Industries, ICICI Bank, Ralson (India) Ltd, Avon Cycles Ltd, MNCs and Amul. “I am planning to open a training and cyber security solutions centre on ethical hacking in Dubai or the UK. I will be visiting Uganda in Africa to train employees of a multi-national in cyber security.’’

TAC Security Solutions has seven people in the age group of 20-30 years, whose role is defined: finance, business development, security solutions, coordinating and services. They charge upward of Rs 2 lakh for their services.

Arora focuses on providing specialised services to corporates to stop the rising number of cases wherein portals are hacked and vital information is stolen. Arora will also concentrate on combating financial fraud.

As a Social Networking Specialist, Arora has tracked fake profiles on Facebook, e-mail tracing and money fraud investigations. “I want to make my company a billion-dollar one with offices in Europe, the US and the UAE,’’ he says.

One of Arora’s two books is The Hacking Era and Hacking Talk. “Last year, Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab Sukhbir Singh Badal released my book Hacking Talk. It is a complete solution of hacking and covers topics like web defacement, network and website penetration testing techniques and backtrack operating systems with practicals and snapshots,’’ he says.

Badal bestowed a State Award on Arora on Republic Day this year.

Last month, Arora received the Punjab Icon award in Mumbai under the category of young entrepreneurs.

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